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Associate Professor since June 2008 Cochrane Fellow 2008-2010
PhD Doctorate of Philosophy 2004 University of Manchester
MEd Master of Education 1996 University College Cork
BNS Bachelor of Nursing Studies, 1993 University College Dublin
Areas of Responsibility
Director of Postgraduate Programmes Lecturer on BSc Programmes & MSc (Nursing) - Educational and Clinical Pathway Research
Supervisor to BSc, MSc, PhD Students
Leader of Research Strand on Health Care of Children and Young People
Leader of School Quality Review Process
Faculty Representative on UCC Staff Enhancement and Professional Development Committee
Professional qualifications & experience
RCN RM RGN
Clinical experience in children's nursing and general nursing
Child, Adolescent & Family, Health Nursing
Evidence Based Practice
Chronic Illness Management in young people with a special interest in the concepts of self management and quality of life. An active programme of research is in place with a number of funded studies. Doctoral and MSc studies are being conducted as part of this programme. This programme of research includes studies on cystic fibrosis, childhood cancer, diabetes, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Current Studies as Principal Investigator
A Study of Young People’s and Parents' Perspectives on Health and illness in Managing Cystic Fibrosis. (Funded by Cystic Fibrosis Association Ireland)
A Study of Quality of Life of Children and their Parents during Maintenance Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. (Funded by the Children’s Leukaemia Project).
Self Management Education for Cystic Fibrosis (Funded by Health Research Board - Cochrane Fellowship)
Prevalence and Impact of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and their Care-givers (application for funding to Health Research Board - outcome awaited)
Click link on Research Areas for doctoral and MSc studies currently in progress.
Research Priorities for Nursing & Midwifery in the Southern Health Board Area; Co-investigator with Professor G. McCarthy & Ms. E. Lehane, 2004-2005. (Funded by Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development Unit , Southern Health Board)
A Study of Food and Eating in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis: Parents & Children's Perspectives (Funded by Health Research Board and An Bord Altranais)
Project Leader & Academic supervisor for study on: Fathers' Experiences of Caring for their Children with Cystic Fibrosis. (Funded by Health Research Board to Ms. Clare Hayes MSc student 2003-2004)
Ad Eundem Fellowship, School of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI, Dublin (2008)
Best Poster Prize, Irish Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurses Association Conference (PI - Ms. Aoife Buckley), (2008)
Cochrane Fellowship, Health Research Board, Ireland (2008-2010)
Research Fellowship in Nursing & Midwifery, Health Research Board, Ireland (2000-2002)
Doctoral Scholarship, An Bord Altranais, Ireland. (1998)
Milupa Education Awards, Milupa Ireland, (1996,1995)
Travel World, Johnson & Johnson, Ireland (1987)
Cummins, A., McCloskey, S., O'Shea, M., O Sullivan, B., Whooley, K. & Savage, E. (in press) Field visit placements: an integrated and community approach to learning children's nursing. Nursing Education in Practice.
Savage, E. & McCarron, S (2009) Research access to adolescents and young adults. Applied Nursing Research, 22(1): 63-67
Savage, E., Berine, P., Ni Chronin, M., Duff, A., & Fitzgerald, T., (2009) Self-management education for cystic fibrosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007641. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007641.
Savage, E., O Riordan, A. & Hughes, M. (2009) Quality of life in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a systematick review. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 13(1): 36-48
O'Sullivan, B., & Savage, E. (2009) Erectile dysfunction an CHD: Related risk factors and implications for nursing practice. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 4(4): 170-176
Savage, E. (2008) Undertaking doctoral research. In: Redmond, R & Curtis, L. (Eds) Research Success in Nursing & Health Care: A Guide to Doing your Own Research. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing.
Savage, E. (2008) 'It's my choice too': Children's decision making rights when undergoing surgery. Journal of Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing 4(3): 8-10
O Sullivan M. & Savage, E. (2008) Nursing contributions to mobilizing older adults following total hip replacement in Ireland. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing 12(3-4): 181-186
Hayes, C & Savage, E. (2008) Fathers' perspectives on the emotional impact of caring for their children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 23(4): 250-256
Farrell, D., Savage, E., & O'Leary, A., (2008) Handwashing practices: implications for nursing students. Irish Journal of Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing 4(4): 5-8
McManus, V & Savage, E. (2008) The link between obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2 for Irish children. Skills 4 Nurses. 2: 32-34
Savage, E., (2008) A study of adolescents and their parents' perspectives on managing cystic fibrosis: a summary report. The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland Newsletter. Spring, 6-7
Savage, E., (2007) The contribution of specialist nurses in the management of cycstic fibrosis in Ireland. Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing. 1(4): 180-185.
Savage, E. & Callery, P. (2007) Clinic consultations with children and parents on the dietary management of cystic fibrosis. Social Science & Medicine, 64(2):363-74.
Savage, E. & Callery, P. (2007) Children were marginalised by parents and healthcare professionals during consultations for dietary management of cystic fibrosis. Evidence Based Nursing. 10(3): 93
McCarthy, G., Savage, E., and Lehane, E., (2006) "Research Priorities for Nursing and Midwifery in Southern Ireland". International Nursing Review, 53 123-128.
Savage, E., (2006) Helping children eat a high fat, high calorie diet for CF. Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide 8: 6-9.
McCarthy, G., Savage, E. & Lehane, E. (2005) Nursing & Midwifery Research Priorities in the HSE Southern Area, Study Commissioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE Southern Area, March 2005
Savage, E. & Callery, P. (2005) Weight and energy: parents' and children's perspectives on managing cystic fibrosis diet. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 90: 249-252
Savage, E. and Callery, P. (2005) Children’s roles during consultations. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 4 (Supplement 1): S112
Savage, E. (2005) The contribution of specialist nurses to the management of cystic fibrosis: parents’ and children’s perspectives. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 4 (Supplement 1): S106
Savage, E. (2005) A study of adolescents' and their parents' perspectives on health and illness in managing cystic fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland Newsletter. Spring Edition, 8-9.
Savage, E. (2004) Uncoding medical language to help children with cystic fibrosis. Irish Medical Times. July 23rd edition.
Savage, E., Callery, P. (2000) Parental participation in the care of hospitalized children: a review of the evidence. In: Glasper, A., Ireland, L. (Eds) Evidence Based Child Health Care: Challenges for Practice London: MacMillan. 57-89
Savage, E. (2000) Family nursing: Minimizing discontinuity for hospitalised children and their families. Paediatric Nursing Mar 12 (2): 33-37.
Savage, E. (1998) An Examination in the Changes of the Professional Role of the Nurse Outside Ireland: A Report prepared for the Commission on Nursing. Dublin: Government Publications
Savage, E. (1999) The ward learning environment: a study on the influence of staff nurses: Part 2. Nursing Review Summer 17 (3) 57-63.
Savage, E.(1998) The ward learning environment: a study on the influence of staff nurses: Part 1 Nursing Review 1998 Spring-Summer 16(3/4) 82-86.
Savage, E. (1997) Paranursing: establishing the boundaries. World of Irish Nursing 15(3/4): 85-87
Savage, E. (1997) Support workers in nursing: the implications for qualified nurses. Nursing Review Spring-Summer 15 (3/4): 85 -88
Savage, E. (1996) Quality services and patient satisfaction. Nursing Review. Autumn 15 (1): 33- 36
Buckley, A. & Savage, E. (1995) Setting up a quality improvement programme in an acute general hospital. An Bord Altranais News. 7(1): 16-17
Sample of Conference Papers/Presentations (selected from 2000)
Savage, E. Shifting responsibilities for self-management of cystic fibrosis care: Getting the balance right. At 9th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference, University College Cork. 9th October 2009
Savage, E. & O'Riordan, A. Quality of life in children with leukaemia and their parents: new perspectives for best practice. At 20th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference of the University of West Indies School of Nursing, Kingston, Jamaica. May 26th & 27th 2009
A systematic review of quality of life research on children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. 27th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 20th-21st February 2009 (co-authors - A. O'Riordan & M. Hughes).
Research access to young people. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education & Technolgy. Trinity College Dublin 8 - 10th November, 2006 (co-authors - Ms. S. McCarron).
Children's roles during consultations: seen but not heard. At Health4life Conference, Dublin City University, June 2006.
Children’s Roles during Clinic Consultations: Seen but not Heard. At Health4 Life Conference, Dublin City University, June 2000 Children’s roles during consultations at 28th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Crete, June 2005 (co- author P. Callery)
McCarthy, G. Savage, E. & Lehane E. Research Priorities for Nursing and Midwifery, At Transforming Health Care through Research 6th Annual International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2005
Children’s perspectives on health care consultations in managing diet for cystic fibrosis at 10th International Paediatric Nursing Conference, Montreal, November 2004 (co-author P. Callery)
The Role of Children in the Dietary Management of Cystic Fibrosis. At 1st International Conference of the Irish Association of Paediatric Nursing, Athlone, October 2004 (co-author P. Callery)
Weight and Energy: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives on Managing Cystic Fibrosis diet- at 27th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference Birmingham June 2004 (co-author P. Callery)
Evidence Based Practice: Meeting the challenge in Nursing at Intensive Care Society of Ireland: Scientific Meeting, Killarney, June 2004
Children’s Roles in The Dietary Management of Cystic Fibrosis. At RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Manchester. Part of symposium on “Self-management in Childhood Chronic Illnesses” in collaboration with research of University of Manchester –P. Callery; Cuffwright, M., Lyte, G., Milnes, L. April 2003.
Up Days and Down Days: Children’s and Parents’ Management of Food and Eating in Cystic Fibrosis. At RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Exeter, April 2002. (Co-author – P. Callery).
Symbolic Interactionism in a Study of Children with Cystic Fibrosis. at Trinity College Dublin’s 2nd Annual Research conference of Faculty of Health Sciences October 2001. (co-author P. Callery)
Evidence Based Practice in Nursing: reviewing and interpreting the literature. At 19th Annual Nursing & Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin February 2000. Chapters in Book